For those who are currently looking for a great destination for their dream vacation, choosing Yogyakarta, Indonesia can be a great solution. This city is considered as one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. For photo enthusiast, Yogyakarta offers wonderful spots to fulfill your passion. The following paragraph will describe briefly about several photo spot in Yogyakarta.
There are a lot of spots you can visit during your trip to Yogyakarta to satisfy your photography passion. Some of them are listed below.
- Visiting Prambanan Temple: this temple is one of Yogyakarta temples that serves like the Eiffel Tower for Paris: a must-see tourist attraction of Yogyakarta. This temple is one of UNESCO World Heritages Site that consists of 240 smaller temples. The temple was built in 9th century in respect to 3 major Hindu deities, the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiwa). It is suggested to visit this temple in early morning or near sunset because the weather can be pretty hot at noon and you do not want to get sunburn.
- Taking pictures of nature in Mangunan Fruit Gardens: this place is gaining popularity, especially among Instagram users because the place offers a great scenery and photogenic views to be captured by camera. You can reach this place by short hike from the parking lot. Once you arrive on the highest peak of the hill, you will be greeted with stunning landscape of numerous hills and Oyo River in the middle of the valleys. The most recommended time to visit is during early morning when the clouds hang lower below the hills.
- Capturing the beauty of Bukit Bintang: this place is the best place to enjoy your night time in Yogyakarta. This place is located at Pathuk Hills, Gunung Kidul. Bukit Bintang is literally translated as Star Hill. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will see thousands of flickering lights from houses and buildings below you like the stars that scattered in the night sky. This place is popular among teenagers and young couple due to the romantic ambience that is offered. You can bring your own foods and chat with your friends accompanied by the beautiful lights across the horizon. There are also some restaurants and cafes that open until late night.
- Taking photos at the top of Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran: sixty million years back then, this volcano was an active volcano. Currently, Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran is one of Central Java’s oldest volcano to date. It has extraordinary shape due to its origin as undersea rocks that emerged to the surface from an eruption. You only need around 60-90 minutes to hike this volcano through magnificent rock formations.
Other than the places mentioned above, Yogyakarta still has a lot of wonderful spots to satisfy your photography passion. However, if you only have a short time to visit Yogyakarta, the places explained above can be great representatives of the beauty of Yogyakarta. Capture the extraordinary sceneries and share it with your friends!